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niggle

Short Definition : spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling

Definition
(verb) worry unnecessarily or excessively
Synonyms : fret , fuss
Example Sentence
  • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now

Definition
(verb) argue over petty things
Synonyms : bicker , brabble , pettifog , quibble , squabble
Example Sentence
  • Let's not quibble over pennies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for niggle

niggle: sounds like a new girls..who is worrying too much about her first day in college.
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by preetisoni2411

itna mat soch.....jaldi say doc ne di huee goli NIGGLE ja...dont NIGGLE over it too much..............:D
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by verbal800

Niggle rhymes well with word "Nikal" in hindi..Imagine u have found fault in ur friends nature and you ask him/her to go out of the house.."Nikaal" jaao mere ghar se.
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by infogistt

nigal(hindi) when we are in hurry to spend time on minor details we take our food quickly(nigalna)
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by saurabhkhemka

now a days i NIGGLE too much over google...........:D
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by verbal800

to niggle in hindi to eat (khana), these kind of people take much more time in doing things i.e. they niggle time as food
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by quantum_killer

vickel(niggle) - spend too much of time on minor
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by sansecretcp

if a new girls arrive at school, all girls gather around to 1. find faults about her, and the new girl 2. worries if people will like her
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by friendofafriend

niggle=N(Not)+eagle , means not like eagle as eagle planned everything in big terms.
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by fun4k

She niggled with the principal as she is niggling about his child’s future because he gets occasional niggles in his stomach
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by nupur10000

nihilist

Short Definition : one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruc

Definition
(noun) someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
Definition
(noun) an advocate of anarchism
Synonyms : anarchist , syndicalist

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nihilist

Nihilist sounds like annihilate. A nihilist wants to annihilate all religious beliefs.
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by Administrator

Nihi= nahi+ list, so social rules are not in these people list
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by omganesh

take the NIL part of it...NIHLISTS are people who consider everything NIL....or in other words, who has a tendency not nullify/destroy everything..
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by deepak27_krishnakumar

nihilist sounds like anhil which means to destroy !
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by zoro

if yu are in selection list you feel hil.It is traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless.
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by sansecretcp

nimble

Short Definition : quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind

Definition
(adj) moving quickly and lightly
Synonyms : agile , quick , spry
Example Sentence
  • sleek and agile as a gymnast
  • as nimble as a deer
  • nimble fingers
  • quick of foot
  • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it

Definition
(adj) mentally quick
Synonyms : agile
Example Sentence
  • an agile mind
  • nimble wits

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nimble

Think about the broom of Harry Potter "Nimbus2000" and Nimbus2001" which are very nimble.
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by atiya

nimble..sounds like nimbu(lemon)..when a lemon falls on the floor it rolls quickly..sure this helps you in understanding the meaning quickly...ie in being NIMBLE
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by nehaMD

nimble = nibu+ able, Nibu pani allows you to move fastily & quickly.
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by shaktipada

nimble= ni for nickel is hard so it is easily (mble for mobile) mobile from one place to another.
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by shaktipada

nip

Short Definition : snip off; stop something's growth or development; bite; make numb with cold; Ex. nip the plan; Ex. A guard dog nipped the postman; Ex. fingers nipped by the extreme chill

Definition
(noun) a small drink of liquor
Synonyms : shot
Example Sentence
  • he poured a shot of whiskey

Definition
(noun) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
Synonyms : jap

Definition
(noun) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
Synonyms : flavor , flavour , relish , sapidity , savor , savour , smack , tang

Definition
(noun) the property of being moderately cold
Synonyms : chilliness , coolness
Example Sentence
  • the chilliness of early morning

Definition
(noun) a tart spicy quality
Definition
(noun) a small sharp bite or snip
Synonyms : pinch

Definition
(verb) squeeze tightly between the fingers
Synonyms : pinch , squeeze , tweet , twinge , twitch
Example Sentence
  • He pinched her behind
  • She squeezed the bottle

Definition
(verb) give a small sharp bite to
Example Sentence
  • The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles

Definition
(verb) sever or remove by pinching or snipping
Synonyms : clip , nip off , snip , snip off
Example Sentence
  • nip off the flowers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nip

NIP, think it as an abbr. for Not In Progress. So someone is stopping your growth or development.
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by gunjanshah

nip sounds like nib which is a small n sharp...
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by crazylooks

(Nip)think as nip comes from nipple which is small knob of breast and sharp...
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by sayem127

nip = nipple = when kids drink from nipples of their mothers they grow. niip is opposite of that
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by friendofafriend

nirvana

Short Definition : in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude

Definition
(noun) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Synonyms : enlightenment

Definition
(noun) any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nirvana

nirvana=nirantaram(always)+vana(rain)... in a place with continuos rain ,people will be blissful and happy(no scarcity)
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by ajaypasagada@gmail.com

it also means "a state of perfect happiness"
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by anshAVI

in Punjabi *van* means to cry in sorrow so nir means (without) van means (cry) so place without cry is nirvana
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by saravpreet.302

think of the nirvna movie to know
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by vivekkarumudi

in nirvana movie the players transcend to the game world where there is complete bliss and there is no death to any of tehm
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by vivekkarumudi

nirvana dhyanam to attain ideal state
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by sansecretcp

nocturnal

Short Definition : done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne

Definition
(adj) belonging to or active during the night
Example Sentence
  • nocturnal animals are active at night
  • nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or occurring in the night
Example Sentence
  • nocturnal darkness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nocturnal

no+c+turn+al no turn(traffic lites)are active at nite!!
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by crazylooks

nocturnal=no+c+turn+al....you cannot see all turns at night....so must be active thru out nite while drving
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by ajaypasagada@gmail.com

sybar-rite can be pronounced as cyber-rite,so person fond of cyber(web) is fond of luxury and pleasure.
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by vishalsfx

noc(tongue in tamil) turn al-> tongue active at night turning all direction.
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by sansecretcp

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